Washburn 12th March

Washburn is running on Sunday 12th March, see email below from Washburn committee:

COME AND JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THE WASHBURN AS A MAJOR CANOEING VENUE THROUGHOUT 2017.
THIS INVOLVES YOUR PARTICIPATION  IN PROVIDING  PRE_REGISTRATION DATA FOR EACH EVENT
AS NOW REQUIRED BY YORKSHIRE WATER
PLEASE PRE_REGISTER NOW (see below)
The Washburn Cruise of Sunday 12th March is now confirmed-
water time 9.00-4pm
The Organisers are the White Rose CC *
Cooked food, beverages etc will be available as usual from the marquee.
The  contacts (except for pre-registration- see below) are
Mark Wainwright mob: 07515119266
Pam Taylor 0113 2737393
PLEASE pre-register your interest/probable attendance (Club Name and numbers or as an individual) for the event via an email
to washburnreg@gmail.com   or send a text to 07962179730.
Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency have a requirement to justify releases in terms of the use made of them recreationally and the Washburn Committee has agreed to implement  pre-registration for each event  as part of the package of changes to secure the long term future of our events. Your replies are IMPORTANT and are strongly requested even if you are a regular attender or a member of the organising club. There is also a new signing in and out procedure. Again PLEASE help with this- the data ARE important.
*THE ABOVE WILL  ONLY TAKES A MINUTE OR TWO AND WILL SUPPORT CONTINUATION OF OUR EVENTS
AT THE WASHBURN.
THE MATTER IS THAT SERIOUS!
*LET’S HAVE A GREAT TIME!*
Norman Taylor Chairman Washburn Committee

Washburn

Washburn is running this Sunday 12th February.

See below for details from Washburn committee.

COME AND JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THE WASHBURN AS A MAJOR CANOEING VENUE THROUGHOUT 2017.
THIS INVOLVES YOUR PARTICIPATION  IN PROVIDING  PRE_REGISTRATION DATA FOR EACH EVENT
AS NOW REQUIRED BY YORKSHIRE WATER
PLEASE PRE_REGISTER NOW (see below)
The Washburn Cruise of Sunday 12th February is now confirmed-
water time 9.30-4pm
The Organisers are the Washburn Committee. *
Cooked food, beverages etc will be available as usual from the marquee.
There will be a shuttle operating via Esther Mathews.
The  contacts (except for pre-registration- see below) are
Mark Wainwright (White Rose Canoe Club) mob: 07515119266
Greg Spencer (Pennine Canoe Club)  tel:01484 538481
PLEASE pre-register your interest/probable attendance (Club Name and numbers or as an individual) for the event via an email
to washburnreg@gmail.com   or send a text to 07962179730.
Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency have a requirement to justify releases in terms of the use made of them recreationally and the Washburn Committee has agreed to implement  pre-registration for each event  as part of the package of changes to secure the long term future of our events. Your replies are IMPORTANT and are strongly requested even if you are a regular attender or a member of the organising club. There is also a new signing in and out procedure. Again PLEASE help with this- the data ARE important.
*THE ABOVE WILL  ONLY TAKES A MINUTE OR TWO AND WILL SUPPORT CONTINUATION OF OUR EVENTS
AT THE WASHBURN.
THE MATTER IS THAT SERIOUS!
*LET’S HAVE A GREAT TIME!*
Norman Taylor Chairman Washburn Committee

AGM

We have set a date for the 2016 AGM, yes we are now in 2017 but due to various commitments it was not possible to hold the AGM at the end of the year. The date is Wednesday 1st February at 7.30pm and will be held at Ossett Cricket Club. As always we will supply supper in the form of pie & peas. The AGM is open to any club members and while there is a serious aspect to the meeting it is also a bit of a social evening as well.

There are several committee roles up for renewal this year and all members have been emailed with a list of positions that will be available.

Any member who wishes to stand for a position must apply by email to: club.secretary@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com at least 21 days before the AGM, all nominations must be proposed and seconded by a club members.

Any member who wishes to propose a motion for discussion at the AGM must forward the motion to: club.secretary@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com – any motion must be signed by 3 club members to be valid.

2017

Good evening All, We hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa brought you lots of kayaking type presents.

Looking forward into 2017 we should have details of our AGM shortly – we have several vacancies on the committee coming up so we will be looking for some new faces to join us, all vacant roles will be published shortly along with details about nominating people etc.

This week will see both Pontefract and Batley baths sessions back to normal – please try to come along to one of the sessions and get some practice in the warmth of the pool.

We will also resume the Saturday white water training sessions on the Calder to get some of our newer members up to speed on the rivers. We will look to start the sessions on January 7th around 11.30/12pm for the next  few weeks, anyone who requires to borrow boats or kit please get in touch by latest 7pm the Friday before: andy@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com

We are also looking to  promote slalom during 2017 – for anyone who is not sure what this is it is racing down a river in a kayak, weaving in and out of poles suspended above the water, the object being to get through the course as fast as possible without touching any of the  poles as points are deducted for this.

There are many slalom events throughout the year for ALL abilities, these start with a very basic event on a lake through to Premiere division where the events are held on fast rivers and also man made courses such as Lee Valley – this is where the 2012 Olympic kayaking was held. All events are held over weekends at various locations around the country and most are also a bit of a social event as well where parents etc. can get involved with judging and generally helping out during the event.

All persons taking part in the events are ranked after the race and there are many medals and trophies handed out at each event.

Once you start attending the events there are also regional training sessions that run throughout the year at various locations and we will be attending some of these, as you progress you will be expected to attend several of the training sessions – most of the sessions are based on the water but there are also a couple of dry training sessions throughout the year where you are shown both the mental and physical aspects of slalom training.

Slalom is open to both adults and children. Anyone interested in getting into slalom please let me know so I can begin to get things organised: andy@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com

We will look to organise some river trips during the next few months – if anyone has any suggestions or favourites please let us know and we will try to organise: club.secretary@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com

And finally if members have any ideas or suggestions for the club or events etc. please do not hesitate to get in touch with us – it is your club so please shout out and get involved.

PLEASE NOTE TRIPS AND TRAINING SESSIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO CLUB MEMBERS.

Weekend 19/20th November

Hi All,
Just a quick note about this weekends activities:
Saturday 19th we be running whitewater training on the River Calder near Ossett, this session is suitable for most paddlers from beginner upwards. We will concentrate on a short section of the river and will aim to improve basic river paddling skills.
The plan is to meet here: WF5 8NE at 12.30pm.
Anyone wanting to participate MUST contact Andy by Friday evening at the latest here: andy@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com
Please leave contact email address and mobile number in case of any changes. Anyone who needs to borrow boats or kit please specify exactly what you require and we will try to organise.
On Sunday 20th November Mark will run a trip on the River Lune (Lowgill to Killington Bridge). Meet at the Butty Bar, Devils Bridge, Kirby Lonsdale at 9.00am. This is an intermediate trip, where you need to be able to paddle/position your kayak on some harder grade 2/3 sections. The harder sections, such as the strid, can be walked around.
Hope fully we will have a little more success with water levels this time, but will keep our options open and review a little closer to the River Trip.
Note, club coaches may not be present on the river trip but we will ensure there are sufficient competent paddlers for safety.
Please can you let me know by Friday 18th November, if your going with contact details or if you need any further info.
Tel/text: 07976 598804

PLEASE NOTE ALL RIVER TRIPS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PAID UP CLUB MEMBERS AND PARTICIPATION IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANISER.

Saturday/Sunday 5/6th November

Just a quick post to inform you all about activities this  weekend.

It  looks like Pugney’s will be closed for the 2016 season now as the lake is still green and not looking very inviting.

Saturday 5th we will run another whitewater training session on the Calder near Ossett starting at 12.30.

This is a beginners session and should be suitable for any member.

Anyone wishing to join MUST email me with their contact details and a list of all equipment required at address below:

andy@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com

Sunday 6th Mark will be running an intermediate river trip hopefully on the Lune, anyone wishing to attend this trip MUST email Mark at the address below and leave contact details along with any request for club equipment. Mark will then decide if you are at the correct level to paddle the river – Marks decision is final.

mark_wilbond@btconnect.com

Full details have been emailed out to all club members about all the above.

PLEASE NOTE ANY RIVER TRIPS ARE ONLY   OPEN TO FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL TO ANY OTHER CLUB ADDRESS AS IT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.

Weekend

This coming weekend we are looking at a couple of paddles if people  are interested:

Firstly on Saturday we are looking at a gentle paddle along the Calder around Ossett/Horbury, this will be suitable for just about  any member as it is very gentle and the levels are very low, the plan for this will be to meet around 12.30pm and paddle for a couple of hours.

Secondly on Sunday we are looking at a more advanced paddle – we are unsure of the venue at the moment but are thinking possibly the Lune, Wharfe but at the moment the levels are very low, the Washburn is running on Sunday so this is another possible option. The Sunday trip will be an advanced trip and not suitable for beginners.

All trips are open to members only.

If you are interested in any trip this weekend please contact:

HERE

andy@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com and leave the following details:

Name, email address, mobile number and if you require any kit or boats.

Once we decide on the venue etc. the trip organiser will contact you with full details.

Normally we would try to give a little more notice but at the moment we are struggling to find rivers with enough water to paddle.